Lipstick -Sonia Kashuk - Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF16-Sunkissed
ltgee 5/20/2013 4:19:00 PM
i am so surprised at how much i really love this lipstick from sonia kashuk! i never buy anything from her brand and decided to try one on a whim. i picked Sunkissed because it looked like a great, bright coral for summer. its gorgeous! its the perfect pop of color peachy pink and but its not so bright you cant wear it during the day. the formula, ohhh, the formula is awesome! its smooth and SO pigmented! opaque! beautiful packaging. i will be trying out her other colors. good job sonia k.! $9.99 at target.
Moisturizers -Fresh - Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream With Super 7 Complex
ltgee 5/20/2013 4:07:00 PM
i really wanted to like this because i just love the texture (a very light & fluffy cream), ingredients are natural, it absorbs fast, doesn't leave my face looking oily and smells like fresh cucumbers! unfortunately it STUNG upon application. the stinging dissipated after several minutes but face lotions/creams should not sting imo, but should rather have soothing effects. i have very oily, tough skin and i don't use retinol anymore so there's no reason for this to have stung so badly. so im giving it 3 stars, because for the most part, it has more good things than bad. sadly it didnt work for me so returned.
i received a sample from sephora and i really liked it! it was more of a "dry" oil so you definitely need more than the "2-3 drops" as recommended on the package. I basically used half the sample for my entire face. i have oily combo skin (oily t zone and drier cheeks) and this really took off all my eye makeup (gel liner and mascara) and my foundation. i used it on DRY skin (as i was rubbing the oil onto my eyes, i kept checking and the eye makeup was disappearing! no "fuzzy" eyes either), then hopped in the shower and added a little bit of water. it really didn't turn into a "light milk", but it DID rinse off very clean! i followed up with my philosophy purity gel cleanser (im paranoid like that because im very acne prone), checked my face after and it was very soft to the touch. i wiped it with a clean white towel and nothing came off-good stuff! not sure if i would purchase just yet because i am still sampling other brands.
Bronzers -Guerlain - Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder- Sun Brunettes 05
ltgee 5/13/2013 5:53:00 PM
ok seriously, this is only my 2nd Guerlain product (1st was a lippie) and i LOVEEEE it. whyyyyyy! the price kills me ($51.00 for 0.35oz) but i can see how its so much better than so many other bands! its SO buttery, so finely milled, very pigmented, glides on like nothing and imparts the most beautiful, sunny GLOW on my cheeks (i use it as a blush, not bronzer all over). its so natural on my NC42, southeast asian yellow toned skin. gives me the right amount of sun kissed flush. says it has deep bronze pink and brown tones but IMO, its more peach & brown tones. it doesn't have glitter, just imparts a soft sheen. im HOOKED i tell you, hooked! i have abandoned my other peachy blushes for this bronzer for the past 2 weeks, cant get enough.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Navy
ltgee 5/8/2013 4:25:00 PM
i am IMPRESSED. i am a devote bobbi brown gel liner user, have been for years. my friend rec'd this so i decided to try as i had just run out of my navy color from BB. its absolutely fabulous-a nice deep blue navy, applies smooth, no flaking, no budging, no raccoon eyes, DUPE for bobbi brown! i would say that BB's colors are a tad bit richer (well, for the navy color at least), but you can barely tell. the brush that comes with this is pretty awesome, very firm & comparable to my bobbi brown brush. best part? 1/3 of the price!! i will buy this in black next. good job l'oreal!
Eyeliner -Chanel - Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Or Rose Eyeliner
ltgee 5/7/2013 1:45:00 PM
dry dry DRY! could barely put this on, was tugging SO bad. chanel seriously?! get your shiz together! this is a beautiful rose champagne color that i was hoping to use as an inner eye highlight/brightener. i love their marine liner, so smooth and doesn't smudge & so when this came out i was so excited. FAIL-returned :(
beautiful warm, dusky pink, brightening but not "barbie or lady gaga pink". really works against my NC42, yellow under toned southeast asian skin. have always looked for a wearable "bright" pink for warmer tones & this is definitely it! can wear to the office/daytime. smooth creme formula and no frost (thank gawd) :)
$3.99 is a bomb price and even better, this lippie is gorgeous on. picked it up on a whim, the color on the tube looked like something i would like, a darker MLBB mid tone pink. it goes on smooth, rich and so opaque! its "bright" but not glaringly so, its just a great pop of color against my NC42 skin. a deep pinkish red. keeping this one!
this WOULD be a really great lippie but the frost, ohhh the FROST!!! how come nobody has mentioned this? its so frosty it reflects a metallic "blue" tinge off my pigmented lips! the color is gorgeous though, a perfect pinky peach, definitely gives my NC42 face a pick me up. i just cannot, ever, no way no how, do FROST. when i opened the cap i suspected it and sure enough, frost :( it also smells like lipsticks i wore when i was 16, plastic-ish. smells really do take you back in time ;) so 2 stars for the wonderful color (not the frost) & opaqueness but thats it. returning!
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 6 for Combination/Oily Skin
ltgee 4/30/2013 4:51:00 PM
i purchased this in golden caramel for my NC42 skin. its a perfect match. it has enough golden tones in it so i dont look gray/ashy. as far as keeping me matte, its doing a pretty decent job. my t zone definitely needed a blot around lunch time but thats pretty normal. the color may have oxidized just a smidge, but not orange at all. my face looks very natural. i used a sponge wedge that i dampened, i dont like heavy coverage. good stuff for the price. i will update if this breaks me out or not.
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie #630
ltgee 4/30/2013 4:46:00 PM
sooo returning this. this looked promising in the tube & in online pictures but on my pigmented lips it looked horrible. made me look sick/ghastly. its a very orangey/brown color and got into every single line on my lip, frosty too. not a pretty look against my NC42 skin. there is also ZERO pigmentation, not opaque at all. i had to swipe this over 5 times to get it to show up on my lips.
Concealers -L'Oreal - True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer
ltgee 4/26/2013 4:50:00 PM
meh. this is not a good look for under eyes. it gets into the lines (crepey) and cakey. for blemishes this would be great. i am NC42 and i picked W 4-5 or something like that. it matches my skin perfectly but i think a shade lighter would have been more beneficial as i bought it with the sole purpose of using it under my eyes only. so im just using this for blemishes now.
lawddd i wanted to love this, smells beautiful on paper. on me? splitting migraine and nausea city! i had to run home and scrub this off. i almost threw up in my car from migraine induced nausea this created. didnt work with my chemistry-very strong.
the color was perfect for inner corner highlighting but the formula was very chunky! not sure if i got a bad one or its just THIS particular color. my emerald one was fine, this one was very chunky and "wet" like, difficult to spread...
Eyeliner -Maybelline - EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner - Brown
ltgee 4/18/2013 6:22:00 PM
got this to see if it would be a cheaper alternative to my all time hg bobbi brown gel eyeliner. nope, its more like a cream, super smudgy, not pigmented enough. tossed it out.